Pay.UK has announced the appointment of Nathalie Oestmann as a new Non-Executive Director to its board.

Nathalie Oestmann works at IDEMIA – a world leader in digital security and identification technologies – where she is Senior Vice President of Global Innovation Strategy, Marketing & Partnerships/M&A for the Financial Institutions Business Unit.  Oestmann has extensive international experience and has held senior management positions for retail merchants, payment processors and financial sector organisations.  She was previously Head of Samsung Pay Europe at Samsung Electronics and also worked for 15 years at American Express, where she drove product development and marketing for third party bank partners and their customers across diverse geographies.

Melanie Johnson, Chair of Pay.UK said “It is essential that any appointment to our board enriches us with the skills and attributes needed to help us deliver change successfully, whilst ensuring that we maintain a focus on service delivery. The appointment of Nathalie Oestmann delivers on both fronts and we look forward to her knowledge and experience helping shape and define the future successes of Pay.UK.”

The Pay.UK Board consists of the Independent Chair, six Independent Non-Executive Directors, two Non-Executive Directors, and the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the company.  The Board is also advised and challenged by two Advisory Councils that represent end users and payment system participants, to ensure the UK’s payment systems are run for the public good.

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